15 May 2013 - 07:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Germany, BERLIN — There is no simple solution to water problems in Central Asia and potential for conflicts there is huge, according to Matthias Kramer, a professor at the Dresden University of Technology and partic
14 May 2013 - 07:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) Fund for International Development (OFID) will finance two irrigation projects in Egypt worth $65 million USD, according to Egyptian Ministe
13 May 2013 - 09:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — Europe’s first citizens’ initiative, “Water Is a Human Right,” has collected more than 1.5 million signatures across the continent, with eight nations surpassing minimum number of signatures requ
7 May 2013 - 08:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malawi, LILONGWE — Tanzania on May 4 announced that its neighbor, Malawi, has returned to talks aimed at finding a solution to the border dispute over Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa.
6 May 2013 - 08:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
YEMEN, SANA'A — The Yemeni government is planning a $40 million USD drinking water and sanitation project in Hadarmout governorate, using funds provided by German development bank KfW, according to Yemeni official
3 May 2013 - 07:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian government on April 28 signed a $225 million USD loan agreement with the German government to fund water, environment and energy projects.
1 May 2013 - 08:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan Inspector General of Government Irene Mulyagonja has blocked President Yoweri Museveni’s choice to take over as managing director of the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC), citi
19 Apr 2013 - 09:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — An estimated $260 billion USD is lost every year from a lack of access to sanitation, according to the World Bank.
18 Apr 2013 - 08:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Ukraine, KYIV — Scientists in Ukraine and Russia have announced completion of a new process for safely disposing of the dry residual waste left in sewage treatment plants.
15 Apr 2013 - 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Germany, BONN — It costs the world some $490 billion USD a year to combat land degradation, significantly more than what it would cost to prevent it, according to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertific
11 Apr 2013 - 08:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — The former presidents of Botswana and South Africa -- Festus Mogae and Thabo Mbeki, respectively-- have joined the mediation group working to resolve the border dispute between Malawi and Tanzania
8 Apr 2013 - 08:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malawi, LILONGWE — The Malawian government on April 6 denied that it was pulling out of the mediation effort in its territorial dispute with Tanzania.
5 Apr 2013 - 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s Zielona Gora municipality will tender construction contracts this year for a project to expand its sewage network by 35 kilometers, local water utility ZWiK said in a statement this week.<
4 Apr 2013 - 08:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malawi, LILONGWE — Malawian President Joyce Banda this week expressed doubt about the ongoing mediation process in her country’s border dispute with Tanzania over Lake Malawi, saying the issue could be brought to the
20 Mar 2013 - 08:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malawi, LILONGWE — Despite Malawi’s territorial claims, Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa, is in fact a shared water resource with Tanzania, according to a Malawian researcher, who spoke on condition of anonymi
4 Mar 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malawi, LILONGWE — The Malawi government this week expressed concern over the fact that a Tanzanian national is serving as executive secretary of the mediation team working on the border dispute between Malawi and Ta
22 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malawi, LILONGWE — The mediation process for the territorial dispute over Lake Malawi will start at the end of this month, according to Malawi Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Patrick Kabambe.
15 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian Authority is planning to introduce a new water law that will restructure the sector and redefine policies and strategies with regard to water and sanitation services, Palestinian
6 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The German government is lending Egypt $483 million USD for drinking water, sanitation, irrigation and energy, as well as other development projects, according to Egyptian officials.
14 Jan 2013 - 02:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malawi, LILONGWE — Malawian fishermen who live along the shores of Lake Malawi – also known as Lake Nyasa and the subject of a border dispute with neighboring Tanzania – say Tanzanian forces have arrested some of the
7 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — As a panel of former African heads of state prepares to mediate the dispute between Tanzania and Malawi over ownership of Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa, a peer review mechanism the two coun
4 Jan 2013 - 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan’s Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and the French government this week signed a $60 million USD soft loan agreement to finance water projects carried out by Jordan Water Co
20 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Germany, LUDWIGSHAFEN AM RHEIN — Global chemical maker BASF announced this week that it has completed facilities to produce water treatment and paper manufacturing chemicals at the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park in Nanjing, China.
13 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Prazská vodárenská spolecnost (PVS), the municipally-owned company that owns Prague’s water infrastructure, received some $54 million USD in investment funds from the city for infrastructure replac
6 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar — This year’s 18th Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) looked at the implications of increased weather-related loss and damages
19 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KAMPALA, Uganda — The United Kingdom on November 16 suspended all aid to Uganda over high-level corruption in the office of the prime minister.
31 Oct 2012 - 08:27 by Local Press Report
NEW DELHI (manorama online) — Germany will discuss sanitation and waste management issues with India during the visit of State Secretary of German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Gudrun Kopp which began here t
29 Oct 2012 - 07:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malawi, LILONGWE — The United Nations is advising Malawi and Tanzania to refer their dispute over Lake Malawi to African regional bodies before seeking other international arbitration.
15 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malawi, LILONGWE — Malawian government authorities are denying reports that they expelled Tanzania’s High Commissioner to Malawi, Patrick Tsere, for remarks he made about the ongoing border dispute between the two co
8 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malawi, LILONGWE — UK-based petroleum company Surestream plans to go ahead with its oil exploration on Lake Malawi despite the escalating tensions between Malawi and neighboring Tanzania over ownership of part of the
5 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malawi, LILONGWE — Tanzania has given Malawi the go-ahead to take the two countries’ border dispute over Lake Malawi to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
3 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malawi, LILONGWE — Relations between Malawi and neighboring Tanzania, already strained due to a territorial dispute over Lake Malawi, have significantly deteriorated over the past week, Malawian President Joyce Banda
1 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malawi, LILONGWE — Tanzania last week issued a new map that show half of Lake Malawi in its territory.
26 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, JERUSALEM — The Union for the Mediterranean -- a multilateral partnership that aims to promote stability and prosperity in the Mediterranean region -- is actively seeking funding for Gaza’s proposed desalinati
25 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — Many parts of the globe are facing “water bankruptcy,” as human and ecologically induced pressures accelerate depletion of river basins, lakes, aquifers and wetlands, according to a new UN report.<
24 Sep 2012 - 11:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HONG KONG — Climate change is causing glaciers to melt and rainfall patterns to shift, which causes what was once a fairly stable water supply to become more and more unpredictable, according to a recent repor
12 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, LA PAZ — Zapal SA de CV, part of the Mexican Invecture Group, the holding company for Frontera Copper Corporation,this week announced a “responsible” open pit mining project in Mexico’s Baja California Sur
5 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malawi, LILONGWE — The border dispute between Malawi and Tanzania over Lake Malawi may have to involve former colonial powers Great Britain and Germany, since these countries developed the 1890 agreement on the natio
4 Sep 2012 - 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, WARRENTON, Virginia — The Coca-Cola Company is “keen” to become part of water-stewardship initiative Water Futures Initiative (WFI), according to reports.
30 Aug 2012 - 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Sweden, STOCKHOLM — The Water Futures Partnership (WFP), a collaboration between brewing and beverage giant SABMiller, international environmental organization WWF and Germany’s agency for international cooperation GI